Leading up this fixture, I've been anticipating this clasico from the moment these teams were drawn together. After all who wants to have a former colonial power clashing with her former colony in the football pitch. It is somewhat the opposite because its more like a David-Goliath build up to the game. The best team in the world (Brazil) versus the best player in the world (Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal).

This final group game determines the faith of Ronaldo and his men if they move on to the next round as Brazil is already assured with a 2nd round berth. On the other hand, there is an ongoing game between Ivory Coast (with a fancy French name Cote D'Ivoire) and North Korea. So obviously people would believe that Brazil would romp up a win against their friends across the Atlantic and Didier Drogba and company would have goal feast with the Koreans. In this case, Ivory Coast and Portugal would end up tied with identitical 1 win 1 draw and 1 loss slate. Goal difference would determine who will advance. Surely, Brazil would have their A-game and from the get go Portugal would get dumped.

It didn't happened. Though Drogba and his men capped a 3-0 win against the Chollimas, Brazil and Portugal may know pretty well that a draw would send the latter to the next round at the expense of the Ivorians. Pretty damn cheat if you say it, at least they could have made the result respectable like someone from both of them score a goal.

Anyway, I'm expecting another clasicos in the next round as Spain and Portugal clash while World War 2 has to be fought again as the English and Germans for the nth time.

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